8 Tips To Using Social Media To Build Your Church Online

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A website isn’t the only way to build your church online. There’s also the ever important social media. Whether you love it or hate, you can’t deny how popular it is, especially with millennials. If you want to reach existing church members and gain new members, social media is a powerful tool. To make the most of it, you have to be active. Think of social media as a way to have conversations with anyone and everyone all at one time. 1. Interact During Peak Times One of the benefits of using social media to build your church online is …

Why Leadership In Churches Matters

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One of the most important things that church members and visitors are looking for is effective and engaging leadership in a church. Leadership in churches is about far more than just a title. It’s about how leaders engage with the church community. It’s the leaders that inspire members to keep coming back and help grow the church. Without the right leaders, it’s difficult for a church to continue to thrive for generations. Guide The Community Through Changes Church isn’t the same as it was 100 years ago. As times change, so do churches. However, there is always some hesitance from …

6 Tools To Ensure The Safety Of Your Church Website

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The safety of your church website is paramount to building a good reputation with visitors and search engines. Safety and security are often overlooked parts of website maintenance, especially for smaller sites. The problem is, hackers don’t care about the size of your site. They love stealing resources, lifting user data and using sites to pass on malware to unsuspecting visitors. All it takes is a little regular maintenance to protect your church community and potential new members. Besides, no one wants to deal with the cleanup after a site’s been hacked. 1. Use Backup Software No matter what else …

Why People Blame The Church

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It’s far too common for people to blame the church for any and everything. Most of the time, the church isn’t to blame at all. However, there are some issues that church leaders may be able to learn from. You can take the complaints and use them to improve the church. While you’ll never make everyone that comes through your doors happy, it does help to understand why they’re blaming the church in the first place. They Can’t Find The Right Community Community is one of the top reasons people attend church, outside of worship, of course. In fact, 78% of …

How To Get Church Visitors To Return After Easter

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Easter is one of the busiest times for churches. It seems like a promising start to a boost in church attendance, but once Easter is over, all those extra visitors seem to disappear. Sadly, many of your new visitors during Easter services and community events are only there temporarily. They may have attended for a special Easter program or they limit church attendance to special holidays. Whatever their reason, church leaders don’t have to accept that these visitors won’t return after Easter. In fact, there are several things you can do to help bring some of those visitors back. Let …

7 Top Online Giving Companies For Churches

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If church donations are down, the problem might be with your giving options. Take a moment to consider how many of your church members actually carry cash with them anymore. Odds are, many members, especially those under 50, are more used to carrying debit and credit cards. This means when the offering plate comes around, they don’t have anything to put in it. This doesn’t mean they don’t want to give, though. Online giving options give these members a chance to give on their terms. They can make occasional donations or set up a schedule, so they never forget. It’s …

7 Church Leadership Podcasts Pastors Need To Subscribe To Today

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If you’re feeling lost or just want to become a better leader, church leadership podcasts help give you the inspiration and motivation you need. Podcasts are easy to subscribe and listen to whenever you have a free minute. Learn about current issues facing your church family, creative ways to engage members and even the best ways to attract new members. Make sure you subscribe to all five of these podcasts and be ready to take notes. You’ll be amazed at what you learn and how you can apply it immediately. 1. 5 Leadership Questions A podcast that makes you think …

6 Small Thinking Church Myths That Can Harm Your Church

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It’s easy to buy into myths. After all, you hear them all the time and they probably started with a grain of truth. However, when church myths start holding your church back, it’s time to separate fact from fiction. Every myth you hear isn’t true and those lies can do lasting harm to your church if you’re not careful. Once you let go of the falsehoods, you might just discover your church is better than it ever was. 1. Big Churches Are A Bad Thing There’s a myth floating around that big churches are automatically bad. In fact, these mega-churches …

5 Foolproof Ways To Reach Unchurched Young Adults Online

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If your church isn’t online, it might seem like it’s impossible to reach unchurched young adults. The truth is, churches need an online presence to better reach this demographic. Even though they’re unchurched, many of these young adults aren’t opposed to church. They either aren’t interested in attending an actual location or already have other commitments. However, they still want spiritual guidance. Thanks to the Internet, you now have foolproof ways to ensuring your message reaches today’s younger adults. It’s a powerful tool for reaching those that once seemed unreachable. 1. Make Your Church Easily Accessible This is the most …

7 Things You Will Never Hear Your Members Say About Your Church Website That You Should

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Oh yeah, “about your church website Pastor!” We are all sweet and perfect Christians, right? We all know the answer to that. None of us are perfect. Ministry and church life can often be very hard. It is a different kind of beast compared to anything else out there. Yet, we are all called to be Christlike even when things are tough, irritating, and not agreeable to us. One of the things I have found being in ministry for years now is that we choose to error by faking nice, even when we do not want to be. We put on …